Month: March 2015

New Album: Hiatus Kaiyote – Choose Your Weapon (2015/03/31) / Track ‘By Fire’

:: So freaking good… I can not wait for this to drop!


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Artist: Hiatus Kaiyote
Title of Album: Choose Your Weapon
Release Date: March 31, 2015
Label: Flying Buddha/Sony Music Masterworks

1 Choose Your Weapon
2 Shaolin Monk Motherfunk
3 Laputa
4 Creations Part One
5 Borderline With My Atoms
6 Breathing Underwater
7 Cicada
8 Swamp Thing
9 Fingerprints
10 Jekyll
11 Prince Minikid
12 Atari
13 By Fire
14 Creations Part Two
15 The Lung
16 Only Time All The Time/Making Friends With Studio Owl
17 Molasses
18 Building A Ladder

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More ‘Hiatus Kaiyote’ on Music Pickings:
2013, May 15 – New Track: Nia Andrews – Colours (Hiatus Kaiyote Remix) [Free Download]



New Album: Lord Huron – Strange Tails (2015/04/07) [Full Album Stream]

:: A must-listen from first song to last.

L.A.-based indie-folk outfit Lord Huron once started as a solo project by Michigan-born Ben Schneider [guitar/vocals] quickly grew into a full band which today also comprises Mark Barry [percussion/vocals], Miguel Briseño [bass/keys/percussion] and Tom Renaud [guitar/vocals]. Following 2012’s full-length debut Lonesome Dreams, the band is now about to release their sophomore LP Strange Tails. The album won’t be out before next Tuesday, but you can dig your ears into it right now.

Strange Tails drops officially on April 07, 2015 via IAMSOUND Records / Play It Again Sam. UK/European release on April 06. The set of fourteen tracks will be available as digital download, CD and 12″ vinyl LP. You can buy digitally from iTunes or order your physical copy of Strange Tails from Amazon.

The album is now streaming in its entirety over at Gigwise. Strange Tails was recorded at the band’s own Whispering Pines studios in downtown L.A.

The World Ender is the latest track unveiled from Strange Tails, and it’s an absolute must-listen – check it out above. Lord Huron are touring North America all April and May and they’re also playing four European shows in early June. Check out the upcoming dates below and listen to the album track Fool for Love.

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Lord Huron - Strange Tails (2015)

01. Love Like Ghosts
02. Until the Night Turns
03. Dead Man’s Hand
04. Hurricane (Johnnie’s Theme
05. La Belle Fleur Sauvage
06. Fool for Love
07. The World Ender
08. Meet Me in the Woods
09. The Yawning Grave
10. Frozen Pines
11. Cursed
12. Way Out There
13. Louisa
14. The Night We Met

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Mon 13 Apr 2015 // Santa Barbara, CA, US // Lobero Theatre
Tue 14 Apr 2015 // Santa Cruz, CA, USA // Cocoanut Grove Historic Ballroom
Thu 16 Apr 2015 // Portland, OR, US // Crystal Ballroom
Fri 17 Apr 2015 // Vancouver, Canada // The Vogue Theatre
Sat 18 Apr 2015 // Seattle, WA, US // The Showbox
Mon 20 Apr 2015 // Salt lake City, UT, US // The Depot
>> The full touring schedule is available here.

Follow ‘Lord Huron’ on:
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More ‘Lord Huron’ on Music Pickings:
2012, Oct 11 − Debut Album: Lonesome Dreams (2012/10/09) [Full Album Stream]

New Single: Paper Route – Zhivago (2015/03/17)

:: lll


Paper Route’s song, ‘Zhivago’ off the ‘Ten Out Of Tenn: 10 Years’ compilation album.

The linup: JT Daly (vocals, keyboards, percussion) and Chad Howat (bass, piano, programming).

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Artist: Paper Route
Title of single: Zhivago
Release date: March 17, 2015
Label: Ready Set Records

01 Zhivago

Upcoming Tour Dates:
May 08 // Big Guava Music Festival 2015 // Tampa, FL, US

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More ‘Paper Route’ on Music Pickings:
2012, Mar 19 – New Song: Tamed ft. Cacie Dalager
2012, Feb 17 – Sugar [New Song]
2012, 04 Jan – FREE music from Paper Route
2011, 03 Dec – New Album: The Peace of Wild Things
2011, 01 Nov – Out Now: Better Life
2011, 17 Aug – Loveletters
2011, 16 Aug – IVE TONIGHT


New Album: Selah Sue – Reason (2015/03/30) [Full Album Stream]

:: Falling more in love with Reason on every listen!

Reason is officially released in Europe today (March 30, 2015) via Because Music. The set of 14 regular tracks plus four bonus tracks is available as download, 2xCD and 2×12″ vinyl LP. You can buy digitally from iTunes or order your physical copy of Reason from Because Music.

The album is streaming in its entirety over at Spotify. Produced by Robin Hannibal (Little Dragon, Kendrick Lamar) and Ludwig Göransson (HAIM, Childish Gambino), Selah Sue’s sophomore LP was recorded between London, Belgium, Jamaica and Los Angeles.

The music video for lead single Alone was directed by Alexander Brown for The Sweet Shop – watch and listen above. Selah Sue is currently touring Europe. She’ll be on the road until June and is also playing the European festival season. Check out the upcoming dates below and listen to title track and third single Reason.

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Selah Sue - Reason (2015)

01. Alone
02. I Won’t Go For More
03. Reason
04. Together (feat. Childish Gambino)
05. Alive
06. The Light
07. Fear Nothing
08. Daddy
09. Sadness
10. Feel
11. Right Where I Want You
12. Want You
13. Falling Out
14. Gotta Make It Last [Bonus Track]
15. Stand Back [Bonus Track]
16. Direction [Bonus Track]
17. Alone (Acoustic Versions) [Bonus Track]

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Sun 29 Mar 2015 // Frankfurt am Main, Germany // Batschkapp
Mon 30 Mar 2015 // Paris, France // L’Olympia
Fri 03 Apr 2015 // Schijndel, Netherlands // Paaspop Festival
Sat 18 Apr 2015 // Antwerp, Belgium // Lotto Arena
Sun 19 Apr 2015 // Strasbourg, France // Artefact Festival
Thu 23 Apr 2015 // Reims, France // La Cartonnerie
>> The full touring schedule is available here.

Follow ‘Selah Sue’ on:
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New Album: Shlohmo – Dark Red (2015/04/07) / Lead Single ‘Buried’

:: Holy shit… this is … wooooow!


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Artist: Shlohmo
Title of album: Dark Red
Release date: March 07, 2015
Label: True Panther/Wedidit

1. Ten Days of Falling
2. Meet Ur Maker
3. Buried
4. Emerge From Smoke
5. Slow Descent
6. Apathy
7. Relentless
8. Ditch
9. Remains
10. Fading
11. Beams


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More ‘Shlohmo’ on Music Pickings:
2014, Dec 13 – New Single: Emerge from Smoke
2013, Mar 04 – New EP: Laid Out (2013/03/04)
2012, April 12 – Lianne La Havas – Forget (Shlohmo Remix)
2012, Feburary 09 – Vacation [Free Download: Seriously-live-mix]
2011, Dec 08 – Couch (Soosh Remix) [Official Video]
2011, Oct 17 – Places / – Ghost



Debut Album: Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (2015/03/23) [Full Album Stream]

:: Fantastic, poignant debut!

Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit was released worldwide on March 23, 2015 via Marathon Artists / Mom + Pop Music. The album of eleven tracks is available as digital download, CD and 12″ vinyl LP. You can buy digitally from iTunes or order your physical copy of Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit directly from Courtney Barnett’s website.

The album is streaming in its entirety on Spotify. The official video for fabulous lead single Pedestrian At Best is directed by Charlie Ford and was filmed on location at Funfields – watch it above. Courtney Barnett is currently touring Europe. She’s playing a string of Australian tour dates in first half of May before touring North America the second half of May and June – check out the upcoming dates below.

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Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (2015)

01. Elevator Operator
02. Pedestrian at Best
03. An Illustration of Loneliness (Sleepless in NY)
04. Small Poppies
05. Depreston
06. Aqua Profunda!
07. Dead Fox
08. Nobody Really Cares if You Don’t Go to the Party
09. Debbie Downer
10. Kim’s Caravan
11. Boxing Day Blues

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Sun 29 Mar 2015 // Leeds, UK // Brudenell Social Club
Mon 30 Mar 2015 // Sheffield, UK // The Leadmill
Tue 31 Mar 2015 // Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK // Newcastle University
Thu 02 Apr 2015 // Glasgow, UK // Art School
Fri 03 Apr 2015 // Manchester, UK // Gorilla
Sat 04 Apr 2015 // Dublin, Ireland // Whelan’s
>> The full touring schedule is available here.

Follow ‘Courtney Barnett’ on:
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Read more:
The Line Of Best Fit − Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

New Album: William Fitzsimmons – Pittsburgh (2015/05/15) / Summer Tour 2015

:: This is good news.


William on the record: ‘My grandmother, Virginia, died October 15, 2014. She was born and raised in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The city of my youth. She gave the gift of music to my mother, and, from my mother, was thus passed to me. In that same month I returned home for three days to celebrate Virginia’s life, mourn her passing, and help to lay her body to rest. These seven songs were born from those three days and are in memoriam to her passing and in remembrance of the city we shared. She will be perpetually missed. Until the day we meet again.’

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Artist: William Fitzsimmons
Title of album: Pittsburgh
Release date: May 15, 2015
Label: Grönland Records

1 I Had to Carry Her (Virginias Song)
2 Falling on My Sword
3 Better
4 Pittsburgh
5 Beacon
6 Matter
7 Ghosts of Penn Hills

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Jun 26 // The Halfway Festval // Bialystok, Poland
Jul 16 // Colours of Ostrava // Ostrava, Czech Republic
Jul 31 // Parkbuhne GeyserHaus // Leipzig, Germany
Aug 5 // A Summer’s Tale // Luhmuhlen, Germany
Aug 21 // Frequency Festival // Sankt Polten, Austria
>> The full touring schedule is available here

Follow ‘William Fitzsimmons’ on:
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More ‘William Fitzsimmons’ on Music Pickings:
2014, Jan 26 – New Track: Sister (Acoustic) / New Album ‘Lions’ (2014/02/17)
2014, Jan 15 – New Track: Fortune / New Album ‘Lions’ (2014/02/17)
2013, Nov 12 – New Album: Lions (2014/02/17) / New Track ‘Centralia’ (Acoustic)
2011, Dec 22 – New Digital Album: Gold In The Shadow Bonus Material
2011, Dec 01 – LIVE TONIGHT!
2011, Nov 10 – Docu: Finding Home
2011, Oct 17 – Heartless (Kanye West Cover)
2011, Sep 17 – LIVE TONIGHT + Winter-Tour 2011 Dates
2011, Aug 28 – Bird of Winter Prey